Seagull Guitars GC-109 Camera

Seagull Guitars GC-109 Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera with Built-in 75mm f/3.5 Lens

Seagull Guitars GC-109 Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera with Built-in 75mm f/3.5 Lens

B&H # SEGC109 MFR # P05440

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The Seagull GC-109 is the top of the Seagull medium format roster. Like the GC-107, this non-metered classically-styled twin-lens reflex camera is patterned in the time-honored design of older Yashicamats. Its lightweight simple design consists of a waist-level finder with pop-up magnifier, manual film crank advance and separate shutter speed and aperture levers.

The GC-109 has all the features of the GC-107 and includes a 4 element "picture taking lens" plus a shutter lock lever. The viewing lens is a 75mm f/2.8 lens made of 3 elements in 3 groups. The mechanical lens shutter design provides flash synchronization at all speeds up to 1/500 second and there is also Bulb exposure. This camera also features a cold flash shoe and PC terminal for external electronic flash connection.

NOTE: The GC-109 differs from the GC107 in two ways. First, the GC-109 has an improved four element lens. Second, the GC-109 aperture and shutter speed settings are set using two rotating dials - one on each side of the lens with the readings seen through a small window above the viewing lens. The GC107 uses two sliding levers - one on each side of the lens but does not have an available window for reading the chosen settings.

Inexpensive Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera
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Seagull Guitars GC-109 Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera with Built-in 75mm f/3.5 Lens
  • Twin-lens Cap
  • Neckstrap
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Seagull Guitars GC-109 Specs

    Camera Type Manual focus, leaf shutter, Twin Lens Reflex (TLR)
    Format 6 x 6cm
    Film Back/Loading Standard manual loading, match arrows, close back and wind to first frame; Frame counter located in side window;
    Film Type 120 film ONLY: 6 x 6 (12 frames)
    Lens/Mount Built-in Seagull 75mm f/3.5 lens (f/3.5-22), 4-element lens/4groups; (NOTE: Camera features brighter 75mm f/2.8 viewing lens; 3 elements in 3 groups); Equivalent to a 52mm lens in the 35mm format; Use of filters requires an optional 34 - 37mm step-up ring (or 39mm or larger, if preferred)
    Shutter Mechanical lens shutter; Shutter speeds 1 sec. to 1/500th and B with "X" flash contact at all shutter speeds; Separate shutter cocking lever; Shutter release lock; Camera features separate shutter speed and aperture sliding levers; (NOTE: This camera differs from the less expensive Seagull 104 in that advancing the film simultaneously cocks the shutter)
    Shutter Release Release on camera body lower front; Accepts standard mechanical cable release
    Self Timer Yes, 6-14sec delay
    Flash Synchronization Flash synchronization possible at all shutter speeds; Standard PC connection for electronic flash connection on camera body lower front; Hot shoe on left side of body with "X" sync at all shutter speeds plus synch cord socket
    Mirror Lock-Up Not necessary
    Exposure Metering N/A
    Exposure Bracketing N/A
    Exposure Compensation N/A
    Depth-of-Field Preview No preview button; Scale on side of camera body
    Viewfinder Folding viewfinder hood with pop-up magnifier and fold-out sports finder is supplied as standard; Full field precision wedge surrounded by a Fresnel ground lens
    Viewfinder Info None
    Film Transport Permanent manual film winding crank located on camera body side; Self-storing winding crank advances film and cocks shutter simultaneously; Self-stop. (Note: Advancing film in this camera cocks the shutter)
    Multiple Exposure Yes, with switch
    Focusing System Manual with rotating knob on camera body side; Minimum focusing distance = 1m (3.3ft)
    Power Source None
    Custom Functions No
    Data Imprinting No
    Tripod Mount 1/4" standard socket
    Dimensions 140 x 95 x 101.6mm (5.5 x 3.75 x 4") (HDW)
    Weight 997g (2.2 lbs.)

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